CLEVELAND, Ohio — While the Browns coaching search continues, the NFL’s final four squares off on Sunday to set up the matchup for Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2 in New York on FOX 8.
The first game on Sunday, pits familiar faces. Tom Brady and the Patriots (12-4) travel to Denver to bang heads with Peyton Manning and the conference- best Broncos (13-3).
Brady is 10-4 in his career versus Manning, stemming from his days with the Colts. In their regular season showdown, back in Week 12, New England stormed back from huge early deficit and picked up a 34-31 overtime win at Foxboro.
On Fox 8 at 6:30 p.m., the NFC title game will commence. Again, familiar foes will do battle. San Francisco (12-4) will travel north to take on divisional rival Seattle (13-3).
The 49ers are league hottest team, riding an eight-game winning wave. They are also confident traveling to CenturyLink Field. The 49ers have scored huge road wins the previous two weeks, at Green Bay, and last week in Charlotte with their dominating win over the Panthers.
Though the teams have split the last four meetings, top-seeded Seattle has clearly looked like the more Super Bowl ready; forcing seven turnovers and outscoring San Francisco 71-16 to win the last two clashes at home.
Again, the winners of each game will play in Super Bowl XLVIII in two weeks at MetLife Stadium in New York. The game will be shown on FOX 8. P.J. Ziegler will have highlights of both games tonight on FOX 8 News at 10.